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Posts from — August 2009

Dahlia Invite Templates: The Wedding Chicks


Enjoy this fab and free wedding invite and response card download from the ever generous ladies of The Wedding Chicks. Comes with DIY instructions on how to make them your own– just add your own wordings, print and cut!

August 31, 2009   3 Comments

Free Graph & Grid Paper Pattern Generator


Generate your very own graph paper and grid patterns online for free at incompetech. I actually discovered this site while browsing for guide/gridlines for my calligraphy (speaking of, stay tuned for my calligraphy adventure) and had so much fun creating various patterns!

You can choose from squares; triangle and hexagonal; circular and polar; brick, asymmetric and specialty; and writing and note-taking patterns.  Set your borders and grid spacing however you want, customize colors and paper sizes, then download them all in printable PDF format. Yes, it’s all F-R-E-E!

August 25, 2009   5 Comments

DIY Travel-Inspired Invites: Holly & Sean

As a fan of Holly’s Nothing But Bonfires blog (which I discovered happily via Twitter!), it is of utmost pleasure for me to share with y’all her lovely, lovely set of DIY map/travel-inspired invitations— designed by none other than her graphic designer groom-to-be Sean, who also did their DIY map save-the-dates.


From Holly: They were pretty much as DIY as DIY gets. We bought square aqua pocketfolds from Paper and More and mounted the invitation on a dark gray square of card, which then sat inside the pocketfold on the left hand side.


On the right hand side, we had an information sheet and the RSVP card, both of which we printed on cream cardstock from Cards and Pockets, which is pretty much where we bought all the paper other than the pocketfolds.


Since we had gone so far with the map/world/globe theme already, we eschewed the traditional “Accepts with pleasure / Declines with regret” and instead gave people the option of ticking off “Wouldn’t miss it for the world” (get it? the world?) or “Will have to celebrate from afar.”  We also added a line for people to suggest a song they might like to dance to;


…We spent a long Sunday afternoon lining each of the main envelopes with vintage maps I bought on eBay.


To seal the back of each of the envelopes, we ordered some gorgeous—and very reasonable—stickers made from vintage maps of Asia, Europe, and California from Etsy seller Bella Mercato.


….and mixed and matched a bunch of vintage stamps I’d bought on ebay with some of the United States Postal Service’s more attractive modern numbers.


Finally, I handwrote the names and addresses on the front of each envelope (yep, we sent one to Barack and Michelle; I just know they’re totally going to show):


LOVE it!  Thanks so much Holly for sharing them with us.  And all my best wishes for the big day!

{ all images from Nothing But Bonfires }

August 20, 2009   41 Comments

Free Lemonade Printables by Farouche

Some sizzling hot temps out here in the East (hello there, heatwave!), and what could be more perfect than these awesome thirst-quenching treats from Christy of Farouche.   Downloadable templates for gift tags, large tags for invitations, decorative spots, cupcake picks and so much more– all free for personal use. Click on the links to the 2 versions below and enjoy!

1.  Adult / ‘Spiked’ Version




2.  Version For All Ages




{ all images from Dandy Bread and Candy }

August 18, 2009   32 Comments

Free Polka Dot Thank Yous

Melissa from A Very Chocolate Wedding is back– and she’s sharing more of her yummy printables to us all!

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If you previously enjoyed her polka dot envelope wraparound labels, hurry and head over to her blog for the matching thank you cards. Lovin’ all the fun, mod colors!


Thank you, Melissa!

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August 17, 2009   4 Comments